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GICASO Esperanša
Sport Para athletics
NPC Angola   
GenderWomen
Age26
Place of BirthLuanda, ANG
Height1.50 m
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Vision impairment
Classification
T11, F11
Guide
Alaine Baptista
Further Personal Information
Residence
Maianga, ANG
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Portuguese
Higher education
Pedagogy - Polytechnic Institute of Metropolitan Angola: Luanda, ANG
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She began training in 2008 in Luanda, Angola.
Why this sport?
She was spotted by a member of the Angolan Paralympic Committee while at the Oscar Ribas School in Luanda, Angola.
Name of coach
Jose Manuel [national]
General Interest
Most influential person in career
Her coach. (Athlete, 22 Oct 2015)
Hero / Idol
Angolan Para sprinter Jose Sayovo. (Athlete, 22 Oct 2015)
Awards and honours
She was Angola's flag bearer at the opening ceremony of the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (myinfo.rio2016.com, 06 Sep 2016)
Impairment
She lost her sight at age three. (bplondon2012.com, 10 Apr 2011)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games (Overall)
Rank Year Event Result
Round 1 2012 200m T11 28.45
Round 1 2012 400m T12 1:07.57
Round 1 2012 100m T11 12.98
Round 1 2016 100m T11 12.61
Semifinal 2016 200m T11 26.92
Round 1 2016 400m T11 1:04.17
World Championships (Overall)
Rank Year Event Result
4 2013 100m T11  DSQ
3 2013 200m T11 27.54
10 2015 400m T11 1:05.69
Semifinal 2015 200m T11 27.18
Semifinal 2015 100m T11 12.99
3 2017 200m T11 27.22
2 2017 100m T11 12.87
6 2017 400m T11 1:06.30